Harlan Adolph Schober, 89, of Sparta, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at his home. He was born in Sparta, WI on April 17, 1932 to Adolph and Hattie (Voigt) Schober.
Harlan married Doris Yahnke on June 18, 1960 at Peace Lutheran Church in Little Falls and remained married for 52 years until Doris’ passing in 2012.
Harlan took over and ran the family farm in Little Falls at age 16 when his father passed away. He also worked in the woods cutting pulp before being hired at Sparta Manufacturing where he worked until his retirement in 1996. After retirement Harlan worked at the Hableman’s cranberry marsh during fall harvest until 2012. He could also always be found working around the family farm.
Harlan was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking and being on the farm. Harlan was always complimented on his beautiful garden.
Harlan is survived by his son Kevin (Cassie) Schober; grandchildren Kaitlyn (Marco) Deleon, Christian Schober, Brianna Schober; step-grandchildren Nathan Johnson, Alexxis Brandt and, Mackenzee Brandt; great grandson Declan Deleon; sister Delores Olson and brother-in-law Albert Grabhorn.
Harlan is further survived by his sisters-in-law Karen Yahnke, Marie Livangood and Jeanie Reid.. He is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and other family members.
Harlan is preceded in death by his parents; wife Doris; sisters Verna Strunk, Eunice Grabhorn; brothers-in-law Marvin Strunk, Gordon Olson and many other in-laws and family members.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta. Further visitation will be held 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Printz Creek Cemetery in Cataract.
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation is assisting the family with arrangements.
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